Awards season is in full swing and this week it's come across the Atlantic to London for the BAFTAs, Elle Style Awards and the BRITs!
The King's Speech was the big winner of the night with it's stars Colin Firth, Helena Bonham-Carter and Geoffrey Rush all taking home the awards in their respective categories, as well as the award for Best Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Score. Only furthering that Oscar buzz, Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky was on hand to accept the award for Best Actress on Natalie Portman's behalf as she was too "knocked up" to fly. In a rather touching, end-of-an-era style presentation, J.K Rowling got up on stage in snake skin Lanvin as the Harry Potter franchise was honoured for it's Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema. Other winners of the night included The Social Network's David Fincher for Best Director and deservedly Inception was awarded the accolade for Best Special Visual Effects.
Of course it's wonderful to see so many talented people recognised for their achievements in their respective professions, but what we really want to know is; what did they wear?!
Noomi Rapace in Givenchy couture by Ricardo Tisci
I wasn't sure who this was at first but I've been told it's the actress from 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. This was probably my favourite look of the night so kudos to the red carpet newbie! An all-out glamour gown with the spiky belt adding some edge, this is a longer version of the one supermodel Lara Stone wore to her wedding reception last year.
Another contender for my favourite look of the night. Atelier Versace is just so spot on at the moment, everyone who has worn it so far this awards season has looked amazing (Angelina Jolie and January Jones at the Golden Globes, anyone?). The colour is a breath of fresh air and Jessica Alba is dead on trend with the wraparound braid that has been seen all over New York Fashion Week this week.
I always say if I absolutely had to wear a 'red carpet-y' gown I would wear Monique Lhuillier. The print on the fabric keeps it really fresh and the elegant shape adds an element of grandeur. Thandie Newton looks stunning, a definite three-way tie for my favourite look of the BAFTAs.
Amy Adams in Elie Saab
Gorgeous, simple, understated elegance. Elie Saab is proving popular this season, this dress is a pared-down version of what both Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson wore to the Golden Globes.
James McAvoy in Prada
Just like Robert Downey Jr. at the Golden Globes, I love a man in a Prada suit. I really like how James McAvoy stood out from the other men of the evening and opted for all black, with the different textures keeping it from being too boring.
Tom Ford and Julianne Moore in Tom Ford
Julianne Moore looks fantastic. Red Tom Ford lipstick with a blue velvet Tom Ford gown, combined with her beautiful fiery hair and pale skin, what's not to love?
Emma Watson in Valentino couture
Helend Bonham Carter Emma Watson in another Valentino creation at an afterparty
Emma Watson looked lovely in two different nude Valentino couture gowns. I have to say I prefer her ruffled afterparty number, it's much more flirty and fun but still has the necessary fashion clout to pull off an event as prestigious as the BAFTAs. Either way she looked gorgeous.
Emma Stone in Lanvin
Emma Stone is fast becoming a fixture on the 'best-dressed' pages of celebrity weeklies the world over and you can see why. This two-tone, asymmetrical Lanvin number is flattering and elegant but the pop of colour manages to keep it young.
Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood
No surprises here as Helena Bonham Carter wore yet another Vivienne Westwood gown. But hey, if it ain't broke..
Sam Taylor-Wood in Celine, with Aaron Johnson
I'm not 100% sold on the shape of Sam Taylor-Wood's gown but as this will be next season's It-colour I think she deserves a mention. And the fact that it is a design by Goddess all things minimalist, Celine's Phoebe Philo, doesn't hurt either.
Nicholas Hoult in Tom Ford
Just like Helena Bonham Carter, noone was surprised to see Nicholas Hoult wearing his go-to designer, Tom Ford yet again. Very dashing.
Edith Bowman in Emilia Wickstead
The surprise of the night for me was how much I loved what Edith Bowman wore! Not particularly well-known for her sartorial choices, Edith worked that Mad Men trend like a pro. And just like Jessica Alba she was spot on with her braided hair. Lovely.
I've decided not to have a 'worst-dressed' section in any future blog posts however I just had to give a special mention to Tracy Emin and Claudia Winkleman who both looked like they'd been dragged through a hedge backwards.